The Leadership Team

In accordance with Ephesians chapter four, we believe that the proper structure for a church governing body is evident in verse 11, commonly known as the five-fold ministry model.

"So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ." EPHESIANS 4:11-13

For the sake and the end goal of unity and maturity, this model is given to lead, nurture and develop the body of Christ, locally and globally, and we intend to follow it.

Ryan Lapp

Pastor, Worship Director

Ryan serves currently as a worship leader and Minister/shepherd for Live with Purpose Church. Ryan has served in various leadership roles over the years at In the Light Ministries, Lancaster City.

With a pastoral anointing, creative personality and a heart for worship, Ryan is the perfect complement to the otherwise apostolic minded leadership team. Ryan is intensely directed in ministry by the active and uncompromising word of God yet deeply grounded by an uncommon compassion for his neighbor. Ryan in tandem with the other leaders will look to build up, maintain and sustain the spiritual and practical health of the ministry core team and congregation

Joseph Sharp

Pastor, Managing Director

Every leadership team needs a true visionary to anchor its core group. Joseph Sharp, originating messenger of the Live with Purpose Church vision, fits this spiritual and physical mold. A leader in business, strategy and ministry, Joe is also genuinely and wholeheartedly pursuant of the heart of God, which led to the founding of Live with Purpose Church. With an apostolic anointing, he serves as elder and administrator. Joe will also contribute by helping to ignite the vision in its fullest, and taking the lead in the strategic and spiritual births of all seven cultural mountains that the Live with Purpose team(s) have been called to traverse. Joe lives in Conestoga with his beautiful wife, Jen, and their 2 boys, Joshua and Samuel. Their family was led by God to the town and called into the ministry efforts in the town He brought them to.

Phil Hernandez


Pastor Phil has been involved in apostolic ministry leadership for a quarter century through the fellowship of churches within: In the Light Ministries. In planting numerous churches, ordaining a small army of pastors and licensed ministers of the Gospel, pastoring congregations, and training up teams to lead and flourish, it's apparent that he has assumed the role of spiritual father to many. As Lead Pastor of Live with Purpose Church, Pastor Phil's goal remains consistent with his role in the body of Christ for the past few decades: lead, train, develop, impart, release and partner.

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